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    Question Overseas teacher 1 year induction in NZ?

    I have just found out that overseas teachers in NZ are required to start a 1 year induction/training which means you get support, release time and support.

    Has anyone done this?

    Is it like the UK Newly Quailified teacher status etc?

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    First I've heard of this, but then we moved from Australia which sometimes means there are less hoops to jump through.

    Are you thinking of the Overseas Teacher Time Allowance (http://www.teachnz.govt.nz/overseas-...and-benefits)?

    My teacher fiancee applied for and received this benefit, which gave some time off class for induction etc.

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    Who on earth told you that? I went straight into the school in January. It's worth finding as much as you can about the NZ system and, more importantly, the culture of its students before you arrive. Make sure you have all your qualification paperwork (the stuff you sent to NZQA) because the salary people don't accept that NZQA verification or the fact you can't get teacher registration without it or the fact that you get a permanent residency visa on the basis thereof. They have to make sure the principle sees it and signs that is has been seen before they assess your salary properly. Yes, the NZ salary arm of the education system is a law unto itself!


    Must admit I didn't know about the overseas time allowance. Nor does the school. Interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lockstock View Post
    Who on earth told you that? I went straight into the school in January. It's worth finding as much as you can about the NZ system and, more importantly, the culture of its students before you arrive. Make sure you have all your qualification paperwork (the stuff you sent to NZQA) because the salary people don't accept that NZQA verification or the fact you can't get teacher registration without it or the fact that you get a permanent residency visa on the basis thereof. They have to make sure the principle sees it and signs that is has been seen before they assess your salary properly. Yes, the NZ salary arm of the education system is a law unto itself!


    Must admit I didn't know about the overseas time allowance. Nor does the school. Interesting.
    An ex collegue(kiwi)who has just returned to NZ as a deputy head- maybe just his school?

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    I have just emailed a recruitment agency in NZ to ask them?

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    Keep me updated on what you find out. I don't plan on teaching when I first move, but might in a year or so.

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    Talking 1 years induction of sorts!

    Quote Originally Posted by melly View Post
    Keep me updated on what you find out. I don't plan on teaching when I first move, but might in a year or so.
    I have just got an email back from a teacher recruitment agency in NZ - they have said that as an overseas teacher you ar not fully recognised until after a years teaching in NZ - you have an induction of sorts -1 free period she thinks.

    For information on curriculum - ministry of Education - www.minedu.govt.nz

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    Quote Originally Posted by thewoodies View Post
    I have just got an email back from a teacher recruitment agency in NZ - they have said that as an overseas teacher you ar not fully recognised until after a years teaching in NZ - you have an induction of sorts -1 free period she thinks.

    For information on curriculum - ministry of Education - www.minedu.govt.nz
    I meant fully registered! not recognised! sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by thewoodies View Post
    I have just got an email back from a teacher recruitment agency in NZ - they have said that as an overseas teacher you ar not fully recognised until after a years teaching in NZ - you have an induction of sorts -1 free period she thinks.

    For information on curriculum - ministry of Education - www.minedu.govt.nz

    I'd seriously question the 'not recognised' bit. That is certainly not my experience. Maybe this agency doesn't have all the information to hand. Having discovered the o/seas allowance (thanks) even the schools here don't seem to have all the info either. I'd suggest asking any prospective employer if they actually know about the relocation expenses and the o/seas allowance. The school I started at certainly didn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thewoodies View Post
    I meant fully registered! not recognised! sorry
    There you go then!!! That's more like it!

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